Texas coach Karen Aston and Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale greet each other before a basketball game on Jan.9, 2019 in Austin. Texas defeated Oklahoma 73-63. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma

Posted February 28th, 2020

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Texas vs. Oklahoma

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Erwin Center

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TV/radio: Longhorn Network/105.3 FM The Bat

About the series: Texas leads 34-25

Oklahoma (12-15, 5-10 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
3FMandy SimpsonJr.6-15.36.9
12GGabby GregoryFr.6-011.04.3
25GMadi WilliamsSoph.6-015.57.1
30GTaylor RobertsonSoph.5-719.43.2
32GTatum VeitenheimerSoph.5-83.02.8*
Coach: Sherri Coale (501-279, 24th season at Oklahoma; 501-279, 24th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Sooners: An 83-80 loss to Kansas on Wednesday was Oklahoma’s fifth straight defeat. … Robertson entered this week as the only player in the nation with 100 made three-pointers. Her next 3-pointer will match the Big 12’s record of 122. … Junior guard Ana Llanusa, who missed last month’s meeting with Texas, is OU’s second-leading scorer (16.2 PPG) and has recorded at least four steals in two of her last three games. … Oklahoma ranks 22nd among the NCAA’s 348 Division I programs in scoring offense (75.9 points per game) but 343rd in scoring defense (76.5).

Texas (17-10, 9-6 Big 12)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.PPGRPG
0GCeleste TaylorFr.5-119.14.9
1GSug SuttonSr.5-810.64.1*
12GJada UnderwoodSr.6-04.83.5
24FJoyner HolmesSr.6-313.08.9
35FCharli CollierSoph.6-513.310.5
Coach: Karen Aston (182-82, 8th year at Texas; 283-145, 13th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game.

About the Longhorns: Taylor scored a career-high 22 points in Wednesday’s 77-67 win at No. 25 TCU. That victory was UT’s third over a ranked team this season. … Sutton needs six more assists to bypass Brooke McCarty (413 career assists) and move into 10th place in the school’s record books. … On Saturday, senior guard Lashann Higgs will likely tie Earnesia Williams for seventh place on the list of career games played at Texas. Higgs would then be just four games short of McCarty’s fifth-place total of 139 games. … Texas recorded a 70-53 win at Oklahoma on Jan. 28.

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